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Bullock Texas State History Museum

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: +1 512-936-8746
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Museum that chronicles the history of Texas with three themed exhibits:...

Museum that chronicles the history of Texas with three themed exhibits: Land, Identity and Opportunity.

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Interesting for Texas history buffs

Beautiful building and displays. If history is your thing and you want to see artifacts and learn about the foundation's of Texas this is your place. The gift shop is very nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Beautiful building and displays. If history is your thing and you want to see artifacts and learn about the foundation's of Texas this is your place. The gift shop is very nice and prices competitive. I learned a lot about Texas and had several impressions of the past folklore dispelled. If your interests are not strong in history I would... More 

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Alvin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

A bit expensive compared to the even better Institute of Texan Cultures that covers much of the same stuff but it was still great and even my two teen girls enjoyed it. The 3D film was okay. The highlight was seeing the staff actually work on the La Belle shipwreck.

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Tualatin, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

We were able to enjoy a guided tour from a museum volunteer, you might ask at the entrance about this option. While the LBJ museum did a better job of incorporating technology into the experience, the state history museum had a lot to offer. Several of the historical settlers highlighted were women. Plenty to see and learn here. Both history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

This is a great venue to see a special effects movie. Parking is plentiful and the IMAX theater is really large. If you plan to go to a really popular movie near opening day expect long lines. We went to see Star Wars two weeks after it opened. We arrived 30 minutes early and the line already had over a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

The museum cover from early settlement to modern day. Is a sizeable but can be done in 4 hours. Fascinating to see how Texas has changed over history but also how old traditions today are still alive from years gone by. They also have Imax that I didn't see a show in but had fairly frequent shows and they play... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Personally, I believe that it is necessary to know about the history of a place where is going to be visited. This museum provides a brief history of Texas. During visiting the museum, I learnt a lot about TX's history and I believe that this state has one of the amazing histories among all states. In this museum, there is... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

As Floridian, all I knew about Texas was that it was big, fiercely independent. and home to cattle, oil and the Dallas Cowboys. The 3 hours we spent at this museum brought us up to speed on how and why Texas "happened", and it was thoroughly enjoyable. Our only complaint (strange for such a grand facility) was that some of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

We visit the museum on our first day in Austin and afterwards we know everything about the history of Texas. It is really a great and interesting Museum.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

You've got to see the Texas history movie while you're at the museum. It's 4D and amazing for all your senses

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

We visited as part of Austin's Free Museum Day and found the entire museum to be gorgeous, inside and out. The exhibits are large and elaborately decorated. There were even costumed actors when we went, explaining about their time period. However, while it was all very beautiful and immersive, I found there a lack of unique or deep information. However,... More 

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